PoCHAS - Effects of airborne pollen on cardiorespiratory health and allergic symptoms

Airborne pollen allergies are increasing across Europe, and are a major health issue for 20% of the Swiss population. At the same time, the duration and intensity of the pollen season are changing due to climate change. Pollen allergy is often dismissed as “not so serious”, though missed workdays,...

Ongoing
01.11.2019 - 01.11.2023
Observational study
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Career Ambizione
Physical Hazards and Health
Marloes Eeftens
GIVE MOVE - Genotype-Informed Versus Empiric Management of VirEmia: A Randomised Clinical Trial (GIVE MOVE)

Background: HIV-1-positive children and adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) suffer high rates of treatment failure, predominantly caused by poor adherence to therapy and/or viral drug resistance. While high-income countries routinely use genotypic resistance testing (GRT), this...

Ongoing
01.10.2019 - 30.09.2022
Clinical Trial, Intervention Study, Research project, PhD project
Fondation BOTNAR
Clinical Research Unit
Jennifer Brown , Niklaus Labhardt
Monitoring Agent Niger - Monitoring Agent for a Measles follow up Campaign in Niger

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (Gavi) mandated Swiss TPH in July 2019 to conduct a mission of Monitoring Agent (MA) to ensure the following-up of the 2019´s Anti-Measles vaccination campaign for children in Niger.
The main objective of the campaign monitoring is to evaluate the...

Ongoing
01.09.2019 - 30.06.2020
Long term service project
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
Evidence for change as emerging from the r4d public health

15 projects jointly funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) within the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) have produced various new scientific evidence in the field of public health of potential...

Ongoing
01.09.2019 - 28.02.2021
Long term service project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF)
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch
Evaluations Projekt Sturzprävention in der Gesundheitsvorsorge, -Überführung in die Regelversorgung

 

Chronisch kranke, häufig multimorbide ältere Menschen haben ein erhöhtes Sturz- und damit Verletzungsrisiko. Das Projekt StoppSturz - Sturzprävention in der Gesundheitsversorgung - hat zum Ziel, in den vier Pilotkantonen St. Gallen, Bern, Graubünden und Jura bis Ende 2022 die Sturzprävention für...

Ongoing
04.07.2019 - 31.05.2023
Long term service project
Health Promotion Switzerland / Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz
Swiss Centre for International Health
Jana Gerold
TDR SORT IT Model - Undertake an analysis of needs and opportunities and develop a technical assistance plan to integrate the SORT IT model within Global Fund grants in seleceted countries

Swiss TPH collaborates with TDR/WHO to create a document for the beneficiaries of Global Fund grants to guide them in the incorporation of operational/implementation research into their healthcare systems. This project requires the involvement of different stakeholders such as beneficiaries, TDR,...

Ongoing
07.06.2019 - 29.11.2019
Short term service project
World Health Organization (WHO)
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Salvador Camacho
HAP - Health for All, Albania - Phase 2

Context

Albania’s has shown encouraging developments in recent years underlined by economic growth. At the same time the health sector is affected by a broad array of challenges, ranging from issues of health service financing, resource mobilization, health service management, as well as...

Ongoing
01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023
Long term service project
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Swiss Centre for International Health
Kaspar Wyss
Scaling Up Nutrition - SUN Donor Network Facilitator

SUN is the global movement: Scaling Up Nutrition. Its key aim is the integration of nutrition in wider development agendas and processes at national and global level. The movement is supported by 4 networks: The Civil Society Network, the UN Network, the Business Network and the Donor Network. The...

Ongoing
01.02.2019 - 31.12.2020
Long term service project
Human Resources for Health
Melanie Bruns
Heat and health: The effect of heat islands, green space and other factors

Numerous studies have reported an association between high ambient temperatures and mortality or morbidity. In this project we aim to assess the effect of various environmental and socio-demographic factors that may modify these associations. A better understanding of how urban heat islands,...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
Research project
Service de la santé publique (SSP) , Gruppo operativo salute e ambiente (GOSA)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Martina Ragettli
Africon - African contributions to global health: Circulating knowledge and innovations

This Sinergia project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation focuses on African contributions to global health by examining knowledge, practices or applications that were designed for improving healthcare in Africa but that have become – or have the potential to become – relevant to...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Programme Sinergia
Medicines Implementation Research Unit, Household Economics and Health Systems Research, One Health
Jürg Utzinger
PASS Sud Kivu - The Health System Support Program

The Health System Support Program (Programme d'Appui au Système de Santé dans la Province du Sud Kivu - PASS SK), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), is a social and health development program that operates through instruments such as financing, technical assistance,...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020
Long term service project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Health Economics and Financing
Helen Prytherch
DO-REAL - Observational Assessment of the Nation-Wide Roll-Out of Dolutegravir in Lesotho (Dolutegravir in Real Life 'DO-REAL study')

Background: Dolutegravir (DTG) is a second-generation integrase strand transfer inhibitor with low side-effects and superior treatment outcomes for people living with HIV-1 when compared to other antiretroviral drugs currently in use in low-income countries. Though some cases have been described,...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 -
Observational study, PhD project, Research project
Swiss National and Science Foundation (SNSF) / Career Eccellenza
Clinical Research Unit
Jennifer Brown , Niklaus Labhardt
SysRef - Digital System for a Better Health Care Management of Refugees

Common health problems of refugees and displaced population groups in the Sahel region are infectious diseases, particularly respiratory infections, acute diarrheal diseases, malaria and malnutrition, as well as general mental illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, psychosis...

Ongoing
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Health Economics and Financing
Damien Revault
MED - Medical Education Developoment Project, Ukraine

Background
The healthcare system is in a stage of reform in Ukraine. The current Ukrainian Government (GoU) is clearly committed to accelerate the process of economic transition towards a market oriented economy to support a stronger civil society. The reform of the healthcare system is a top...

Ongoing
01.12.2018 - 30.11.2022
Long term service project
Health Technology and Telemedicine
Martin Raab
PEBRA trial - Peer-Educator-coordinated vs nurse-coordinated ART refill for adolescents and young adults living with HIV in Lesotho – a cluster randomized clinical trial

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is home to 85% of the adolescents and young people living with HIV (AYPLHIV) globally. AYPLHIV in SSA are the only population group for whom HIV-related mortality continues to increase, and they have overall poorer outcomes than all other age groups. Lesotho has the...

Ongoing
01.12.2018 - 30.11.2020
Clinical Trial
International AIDS Society (IAS) / Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER)
Clinical Research Unit
Alain Amstutz , Niklaus Labhardt
openIMIS - Capacity Building

The open source insurance management information system (openIMIS) initiative seeks to contribute to a comprehensive health information system linking patient, provider and payer data. This system is expected to be maintained and continuously improved by an open source software community. The...

Ongoing
01.12.2018 - 31.05.2020
Long term service project
Health Systems Support
Helen Prytherch , Siddharth Srivastava
COI Surveillance - Reinforcement of the regional epidemiological surveillance network of the Indian Ocean Commission

 

Conseil Santé (France) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute – Swiss TPH (Switzerland) provide a range of services related to the “Assistance to the project leader of the project strengthening of regional networks for epidemiological surveillance RSIE III of the Indian Ocean...

Ongoing
11.11.2018 - 31.08.2022
Long term service project
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Health Systems Support
Peter Steinmann
PADS - Support Project for the Health Districts in Chad - Phase II

Context
The Ministry of Public Health is committed to improving the health status of the Chadian population through the implementation of sectoral policies, including the National Health Policy 2016-2030 and several important reforms supported by technical and financial partners.
The Swiss...

Ongoing
01.11.2018 - 31.12.2022
Long term service project
Health Economics and Financing
Damien Revault
EFQM - Excellence in Research, Service, Teaching, Management and Administration - Swiss TPH works with the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model

Die AHV-Lohnsumme des Swiss TPH hat sich in den letzten zehn Jahren verdreifacht. Dieses erfreuliche Wachstum wirkt sich äusserst positiv auf die Erfüllung unseres Mandats aus: Wir leisten mit unserer Forschung, Umsetzung, Lehre, aber auch mit dem Netzwerk des Managements und der Effizienz der...

Ongoing
01.10.2018 - 05.11.2019
Organisational Development Project
Project and Grant Service
Marco Waser , Astrid Mattes
Novel Approaches to Improve Quality of Lymphatic Filariasis Interventions


Introduction: The World Health Organization resolved to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), a severely disfiguring and debilitating mosquito-borne infection, as a public health problem by the year 2020 through a two-pronged approach: interrupting transmission through the mass drug administration...

Ongoing
01.09.2018 -
PhD project
United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) , United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Peter Odermatt
EFQM AP Project LifeCycle - Compliance aller Swiss TPH Projektleitenden während der Drittmittelakquise zur Schärfung der strategischen Ausrichtung und der Qualitätssteigerung der Budgetierung

Forschungs- und Dienstleistungsprojekte zu akquirieren und erfolgreich umzusetzen sind Kernprozesse am Swiss TPH. Die hohe Produktivität des Instituts mit 146 (2017) aktiven Projekten und einer sehr dynamischen Projekt-Pipeline erfordert einen klar definierten Prozess, um Projektverantwortliche in...

Ongoing
01.09.2018 - 16.09.2019
Organisational Development Project
Institutsleitungs-Konferenz ILK
Project and Grant Service, Finances
Marco Waser
Survey of participants of clinical research

As part of the Human Research Act, which came into force as a federal law in 2014, the Federal Office of Public Health is obliged to review its effectiveness, regulation and appropriateness. The Human Research Act lays down uniform provisions for human research. On the one hand, it is about...

Ongoing
20.08.2018 - 30.11.2019
Long term service project
Human Resources for Health
Jana Gerold
NCD-Peru - NCD-Peru -Understanding NCDs in the Peruvian Andes: Epidemiology, perceptions and health system

 

By the end of the 20th century Peru entered in to an epidemic transition with mortality rates of infectious and maternal diseases declining and NCD’s emerging, changing national public health profile and actions significantly. NCD’s account for the majority of deaths in contemporary Peru. National...

Ongoing
01.08.2018 - 31.12.2022
Research project, PhD project, Observational study
Swiss School of Public Health SSPH+ , Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Daniel Mäusezahl
SwissLegio - Legionnaires' diseases: Prestudies on the Epidemiology in Switzerland

Legionella spp. are common environmental bacteria, living in fresh water. They are also known to cultivate in man-made water reservoirs such as cooling towers or shower heads. Infection may lead to legionellosis, a group of diseases ranging from a mild, flu-like illness (Pontiac fever),...

Ongoing
01.07.2018 - 30.01.2020
Research project, PhD project
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Fabienne Fischer , Daniel Mäusezahl
LUDOK - Lufthygienische Dokumentationsstelle 2018-2021

Die vom Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU) finanzierte Dokumentationsstelle LUDOK am Schweizerischen Tropen und Public Health Institut (Swiss TPH) liefert seit 30 Jahren evidenzbasierte Informationen zu den gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen der Luftverschmutzung auf den Menschen, wie dies für die Umsetzung des...

Ongoing
01.06.2018 - 31.12.2021
Long term service project, Research project
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Meltem Kutlar Joss
Ongoing
02.05.2018 - 31.03.2019
Short term service project
Systems Performance and Monitoring
Odile Pham-Tan
NTDMC - NTD Modelling Consortium

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are at a crucial point in global policy decision making. Huge investments and global efforts have reduced the burden of these diseases in many of the poorest populations of the world. There are still significant investments required to meet the 2020 goals, laid out...

Ongoing
01.03.2018 - 28.02.2021
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Mathematical Epidemiology
Nakul Chitnis
PNG-NMCP 2018-2019 - Evaluation of the Papua New Guinea National Malaria Control Program, 2018-2020

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has long been considered the country with the highest malaria transmission outside of sub-Saharan Africa. Over 90% of the approximately 8 million people are at risk of malaria infection, with Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax both being endemic across the country.

Since 2004,...

Ongoing
01.03.2018 - 31.12.2020
Evaluation project, Research project
Health Interventions, Effectiveness and Impact
Manuel Hetzel
SPUTNIC - Study Panel on Upcoming Technologies to measure Non-Ionizing Radiation and Cognition

In the SPUTNIC study, we measure the individual exposure to mobile phone radiation, and how this affects cognitive health. Goal of the study is the personal measurement of exposure to mobile phone radiation using a smartphone application in 100 volunteer participants in Basel Stadt. The same...

Ongoing
02.02.2018 - 31.12.2020
Research project
Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (ANSES)
Environmental Exposures and Health
Marloes Eeftens
Streamlining course evaluations at Swiss TPH

The Swiss TPH Education and Training (ET) portfolio contains undergraduate and graduate teaching (Bachelor and Master), PhD courses, and professional postgraduate education including other teaching products. As key stakeholders regarding course evaluations we identified program leaders with...

Ongoing
01.02.2018 - 31.12.2019
Organisational Development Project, Evaluation project, Teaching and training project
Teaching Technologies and Didactics
Marco Waser